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Research!America honors Congressmen Frank Wolf and Chaka Fattah for advancing medical innovation
Date:2/12/2014

ed not only to maintain our global leadership in the scientific arena, but to optimize the use of science for the good of our nation and the world," Wolf said. "Scientific innovation has saved countless lives, fueled our economy, equipped our troops and advanced our ability to heal wounded warriors. I am convinced it will ultimately supply the multilateral communication and understanding necessary to advance human rights and protect the health of people worldwide. I truly appreciate being recognized by Research!America, an alliance fully committed to the same fundamental goals."

Fattah is a strong advocate for research and innovation, his commitment exemplified by his role as the ranking member of the Appropriation Committee's Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies subcommittee. He spearheads the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, a collaborative interagency approach to advancing the future of neuroscience research. The FNI intends to significantly increase federal investment in neuroscience research. In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative also works to educate other Members of Congress and their staffs about current and potential areas of neuroscience research. Fattah also formed an international research alliance with Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), dedicated to creating a partnership in neuroscience research particularly aimed at developing treatments for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases and moving them from the laboratory to the marketplace. Last year, Fattah introduced America's FOCUS Act, legislation that would channel additional federal dollars into the medical research supported and conducted by NIH at no cost to the taxpayer.

"It is an honor to be recognized by Research!America, an organization that works day in and day out to make medical research one of our country's top priorities," Fattah said. "I have been proud to partner with the scientific an
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